Prayers for 2024

Posted on January 8, 2024 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters

Good morning on this 2nd Monday of January. I trust you had a good New Year’s Day.

At the end of every year, I sit down and map out my goals for the new year. Years ago, my list was longer, but I have found that fewer goals vs. more sets me up for better success.


Most of my goals are tied in with my walk with the Lord:

Daily time in the Word
Reading my devotionals
Journaling what God is teaching me


The first three are very consistent, but for whatever reason, I still battle with the personal prayer time.

At the end of his life, Dr. Billy Graham was asked if he could live his life over again what he would change. From the lips of the man who preached the gospel to billions of people around the globe, his response was profound. He said he would have studied the Bible and prayed more.

In preparation for my succession, we moved off of the Keswick property. I have a six-minute drive every day, and I decided to use those 12 minutes redemptively by praying.

Anyone who knows me knows I am a list maker. I’ve been that way for years. I function best with lists.

Before Christmas, I read a list of things to pray for in 2024 and decided that every day (as much as possible) I would pray through this list every morning. WARNING – It is a very convicting list. I warned you!!!


The list was compiled by Dr. Dustin Benge:



Years ago I, a popular quote in Christian circles was PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!

That is true, and I have decades in my life to substantiate that truth. But I am warning you and me – praying this list WILL change you and me.

And that’s a good thing.

Would you join me in praying through this list? Our team made a card that you can use to tuck in your Bible or journal. I am also posting it in my car and on my phone.

If you would like a hard copy, email me your address, and I will send it to you:

God bless you!


Embraced by His love,

Bill Welte, CEO
America’s Keswick


Written by Dr. Bill Welte: Bill has been the President & CEO of America’s Keswick for 26+ years, living and breathing Keswick’s message of Victory every day. He has an empowering gift with people leaving each one with an impressionable sense of God’s love, grace, and truth. He hosts & leads various Keswick events, as well as speaking at numerous churches in the tri-state area. He now lives off-campus with his childhood sweetheart of 40+ years, Jan. They have four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. In his personal time, he loves to read and weekly writes for Keswick’s Freedom Fighter blogs.

Think About This:  “You belong to God, so no matter what the enemy is able to accomplish in your life, God will turn the tables on him and turn your disaster into a miracle.” ― Linda Evans Shepherd

The Daily Bible Reading: John 15. You can download our 2024 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here.

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

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